LATEST NEWS

Thursday, April 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas released the following statement at the announcement of the federal tax reform proposal:

 Our primary focus is on a fair tax system that supports economic growth, reduces income inequality and benefits taxpayers. Multiple plans are forming, but chief priorities for the vitality of the Golden States’ economy are keeping the federal deductions Californians enjoy in their payment of state and local taxes (SALT) and continued authorization for tax exempt public debt.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sacramento- Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas released the following statement on Assembly Bill 252:

“I remain committed to protecting taxpayers and promoting fairness in application of existing levies. Assembly Bill 252 begins a serious dialogue about taxation for a twenty-first century economy. I intend to see the proposal through in conversation with taxpayer advocates, local governments, and industry. No less than the future of the innovation economy and fair taxation is at stake.”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A bill to halt plans in dozens of California cities to tax streaming video services for five years is stalled for the year.

Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D) agreed to shift his A.B. 252 into an idea that lawmakers will study this year and take up again in 2018. The unanimous vote April 24 in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee was a win for the powerful California Cable and Telecommunications Association, as well as cities, counties and the consulting firm MuniServices LLC, which has been helping cities figure out if their existing ordinances would allow such a tax.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sacramento - Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas released the following statement after voting for Governor Brown’s $52 Billion Transportation Package that would repair California’s crumbling roads, rails and bridges over the next 10 years:

Friday, April 7, 2017

(Sacramento) – The Road Repair and Accountability Act was the focus of a recent story featuring Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) on ABC10 (KXTV). The Assemblymember explained why the State Legislature needs to pass the transportation investment package. Watch their story in this Assembly Assets video.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Huffington Post
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

If states remain the laboratories of democracy, let the State of California model fiscally responsible governance with a commitment to respecting the policy concerns of Californians. Substantial chatter on the left coast since November 8th of last year has focused on the deep concerns felt about new leadership in Washington, D.C. and a country with seemingly divergent views on the future of the Union.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas will host a free legal clinic at his Constituent Services Center on Tuesday, April 11th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The legal clinic will include volunteer attorneys who are trained to advise on immigration, employment law, family law, criminal law, tax, personal injury, landlord, real estate and governmental benefits. 

Press Releases

Gift to UCLA Health

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas released the following statement after Mattel announced a $50 million gift to UCLA Health:

“Today, we have another win for children’s health. Mattel has announced a generous gift of $50 million to UCLA Health that will go on to fund the pediatric care center and research hub focused on improving children’ s health.

As a representative of Westwood and an advocate for quality children's healthcare, I continue to support the work and mission of UC Health.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today honored West Los Angeles resident Paulina Lopez as the 2017 Woman of the Year for the Fifty-Fourth Assembly District.

“I’m honored to name Paulina Lopez-Velazquez as the 2017 Woman of the Year in the 54th Assembly,” said Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas. “She is an inspirational leader and has done a phenomenal job of bringing the Oaxacan culture to Los Angeles for all to enjoy.”